Change and Continuity: Nile River Valley

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Adorah Cummins P1 Change and Continuity: Nile River Valley The Nile River Valley has been through technological, cultural, and agricultural changes. The world’s largest river flows from south to north. Most of the population lived on the river banks or the Nile Delta, the rest of the land is inhospitable desert and mountains. Ancient Egyptians distinguished the land ‘Black Land’ ( the land near the Nile River) and ‘Red Land’ (desert). The river was the main travel system and communication. The most important cities were located more inland, away from the Mediterranean. Egyptians dubbed the southern part of the country ‘Upper Egypt’ and northern delta ‘Lower Egypt’. While the climate was perfect for agriculture, there was barely any rainfall, they relied on river water. Egyptians had irrigation channels and basins. The Nile flooded exactly at the right time for grain agriculture, a fertile layer of mineral-rich silt was spread(after the flooding) and then the farmers would plant their crops. When the river over flooded a lot of damage would result,
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  • Spring '18
  • Baker
  • Ancient Egypt, Nile, Cairo, lower level officials

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